Top 5 Android Security Apps AV-TEST Recommends

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Top 5 Android Security Apps
Are you trying to protect your personal data on your Android smartphone? Due to the high possibility of customization android is not as secure as iOS. Actually do you really need a third party security app on your Android smartphone? Google denies it claims that rumors are trying to natter their software. Having a security app is so essential to protect your android devices from malware viruses. There are thousands of security apps available on Google Play Store. But which one is most reliable security app for you?

What is AV-TEST? AV-TEST is an independent organization which evaluates and rates antivirus and security suite software for Microsoft Windows and Android operating systems, according to a variety of

1. CM Security AppLock Antivirus

CM Security AppLock Antivirus
CM Secutity by Cheetah Mobile is the best Android security app currently available on Google play. This is my personal favorite and I recommend most. AV-TEST ranked CM Security #1 and the most rated most rated (4.7 out of 5) and downloaded Android antivirus app. Unlike other free and paid security app CM Security has many feature like fast scan (finds all threats within 5 seconds) Scheduled scan option, call blocking, Junk Cleaner and Phone Booster, App lock (claims the world's fastest and safest app lock for Android) and more. 

It also provides Intruder selfie option that captures a photo of the person who enters incorrect password twice on your device to access your locked app. Find Phone is also a brilliant option for making you stress free if you lose your device and one of the best alternatives to Google's Android Device Manager. Guys, I can't mention all its features here. You will be able to all its features in the Google Play Store. Cm Security's size is not more than 4 megabytes. So just download and install to see the magic of 7 time AV-TEST award winner!

Download CM Security from Google Play

2. 360 Security – Antivirus FREE

360 Security – Antivirus FREE
Next up is the Qihoo 360's antivirus app 360 Security. Just like CM Security, 360 Security brings privacy adviser and data monitor features. Its totally free and have ad support. The latest version (2.1.0) of 360 Security provides some extra features like phone cleaner, memory booster, accelerator & power-saver, calls as well as SMS blocker, anti theft and more. When you install a new app either from Play store or unknown sources, 360 Security scan your local installed app and helps you remove malware app with its Real time protection.

It's available in 11 languages including English, Portuguese, Indonesia and more. Yeah! it almost protect your Android device and just like CM Security you need an extra RAM Booster or Memory booster to free up your device memory because 360 security gives you an One Tap Clean option allows you open multi apps at full speed. 360 Security is the second highly rated (4.5 out of 5) security app in the Play Store. But to be frank, I don't think 360 Security can beat Cm Security in future!

Download 360 Security from Google Play

3. AVG AntiVirus Security

AVG AntiVirus Security
Unlike CM Security and 360 Security AVG Antivirus Security from AVG Mobile brings to versions and that is Free and Pro versions. Free version is better if you are a normal Android user with low internet surfing and lazy to install or use newly Android apps. Pro version is available for only $3.99 per month or $14.99 a year. AVG also claims a Real time protection to your Android device and have more flavors like task killer, privacy protector, secure web browsing, helps you locate your stolen phone via Google Maps and more.

But what makes me really upset is all new powerful features are locked and set for Pro version. Unlike free version, pro version have some unique features like app lock, app backup, SIM locking, camera trap, device lock and protect you from phishing attacks. Personally I don't feel this app is user friendly but includes many features. It has 100 million downloads and third highly rated (4.4 out of 5) security app in the Play Store.

Download AVG AntiVirus from Google Play

4. Avira Antivirus Security

Avira Antivirus Security
Avira is another trusted name in the world of Antivirus. Avira brings its own feature like Anti-Theft, Identity Safeguard and more. Avira provides a secure browsing with Avira web protection control. The all new updated version allows you use Avira Antivirus Security with no registration. Personally it's working well with my Sony Xperia T2 Ultra without any lag or phishing issues. Unlike above mentioned app, Avira has a Trigger mode that rings your device loudly even it's in a silent mode. Avira's device administration manages 5 5 devices from the Web Console.

Avira helps you and your friend who is in your contact by checking when someone hacked or compromised your or their email. When I checked my battery stats, Avira didn't drain my battery, takes only 6 percentage of battery time on 23h 32m 17s. Avira supports 9 foreign languages such as English, German, French, Italian, Brazilian and more. Having a decent rating (4.3 out of 5) and positive reviews make Avira seems good in the Play Store. But can't say Avira is the best!

Download Avira Antivirus from Google Play

5. AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus

AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus
Our last antivirus on our list is AVAST Mobile Security & Antivirus, a well known power house antivirus company from PC by AVAST Software. When I tested on my low space mobile (Onida i555) it seldom seems work with my low space mobile. Like AVG Security, Avast too brings two versions that is Free and Pro versions. Pro version is available for only $1.99 per month or $14.99 a year. But majority of the features laid on at pro version. If your device is rooted it has a firewall option preventing hackers from getting in.

Avast permits you auto-renewal update from free version to pro version. I am not able to mention all its features here. Though it has many features, has only 4.3 rating out of 5 in the Google Play just because of lack of feature in the free version. Unlike other security apps, I personally like its user interface is very decent and professional. I f you prefer AVSAT antivirus, I would rather suggest use its pro version to access full features. And I guarantee you it's money to worth. Download this app from Google Play.

Download AVAST Mobile Security from Google Play

So Which Security Apps are the Most Effective?

We all know that antivirus is necessary on Android. If you're not running any security app, you are pushing yourself at risk of malware, or Spyware or phishing attacks. But you no need to install all the above antivirus applications on your device. So we recommend you use CM Security AppLock Antivirus is the ultimate winner because CM Security is the one and only app who received Oscar (in the antivirus world) 7 times. AV-TEST has certified CM Security as No.1 Antivirus Engine for Android and the most highly rated (4.7 of 5) security app ever in the Google Play. I use CM Security for almost one year and I'm 100% satisfied with detecting viruses within 5 seconds doesn't matter how large your file is. Moreover it updates your virus protection frequently.

Which security app is best for you? Hire your app via comment below!